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The Sea Monkey House - Jungle & Beach - Santa Teresa, Mal Pais - Sleeps 6+

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6+

The Sea Monkey House is a new private home designed by Italian architect Anna Iola Zanetti, an innovator in the field of sustainable architecture. The sustainable screened-in, open air bamboo design and the cathedral ceilings eliminate the need for air conditioning, enhancing guests' experience with the sight and sounds of monkeys, jungle birds, and the soft roar of the surf.

The deck, plunge pool and porch offer extensive areas to relax outdoors. There is an additional outdoor shower.

The Sea Monkey House is ideally located in the jungle, abutting the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and a two minute walk to the beach of Playa Mal Pais, where the fishermen bring in daily and sell the freshest fish. The world-known Santa Teresa beach is a five minute drive from the house. Ziplining, surfing, snorkeling, horse riding on the beach, fine dining, yoga and deep-sea fishing and inshore fishing are very close.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018


Malpais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


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(5 traveler reviews)

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The Sea Monkey House - Jungle & Beach - Santa Teresa, Mal Pais - Sleeps 6+
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I arranged a vacation for my boss. He and his family had an amazing time. The hosts couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. The property was described to me as perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a pleasure to know your boss and his family enjoyed The Sea Monkey House. We hope you will be back!
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Great bamboo house tucked away in the jungle. Loved the monkeys!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience in Mal Pais. The tree monkey house was amazing. I loved how environmentally friendly this house was. Our family loved hanging out on the covered deck. The pool was great after a day of exploring. Sheryl was wonderful and helped us set up things to do while visiting. She checked in everyday just to make sure we had everything we needed. The canopy place down the street from the house was awesome. We have done zip lining before, but I have never had this much fun. The crew was great. The food at the cafe is also good. We enjoyed fishing and cooking what we caught. You have to rent ATVs. It is the best way to get around, because the roads are pretty bad. You also need to check out Caracolas for dinner. The food and view is amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you back!
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Costa Rica

Beautiful ecological house in a quiet location surrounded by green

  • 5 of 5

The bamboo house was amazing, simple, cozy and comfortable. The air flows very well at the house so it remains very fresh. The pool is wonderful and very clean.

The fact that it is a pet friendly house was very important for us. Our chocolate Labrador has a blast.

Location: it is a quiet location sourrounded by trees... very green and relaxing. It is a 5 minute drive to Playa Carmen, and 10 minutes to Santa Teresa beach. All beaches are wonderful!

We rented an ATV for the kids and they had more liberty to hang around.

The kitchen has all the kitchen gadgets needed and more. Beach towels, bath towels.

The manager was in touch offering her help anytime.

We had a wonderful Easter vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea, it was a pleasure to have you stay at The Sea Monkey House! We hope to see you again...
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Ithaca, New York

This bamboo masterpiece is located off the beaten path and is a paradise immersed in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

The sea monkey house is a great find in Malpais. It is tucked away in the jungle, but very close to the sea and a little known fish market (very informal, just find a fisherman) and a secret beach and primo snorkeling spot. The house itself is gorgeous and has way more amenities than one would expect, full size fridge, gas range and oven, private pool, and showers that make you feel like you are bathing in a jungle waterfall. If you like zip lining, there is a great spot just down the road. If you need anything while you're there, Sheryl is always just a call, email or whatsapp away. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacqueline was a perfect guest and we hope to have her visit again soon!
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

House is awesome , brand new and fully outfitted. Plung pool and deck were perfect for late night hanging. Chilling on the covered outdoor patio with the outdoor couch and a bottle of wine was the best. Great place if you want to cook also (fresh fish right off the boat a short walk down the road. Sheryl (property manager) took great care of us during our stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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